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He continued , says his biographer , un“ der these bonds till the general
deliverance ; " it is therefore to be supposed , that he did not go to France , and
act again for the King without the consent of his bondsinen ; that he did not thew
his loyalty ...
Cowley gives inferences instead of images , and shews not what may be
supposed to have been seen , but what thoughts the light might have suggested .
When Virgil describes the stone which Turnus lifted against Æneas , he fixes the
The next poem , of which the subject seems to fix the time , is supposed by Mr .
Fenton to be the Address to the Queen , which he confiders as congratulating her
arrival , in Waller ' s twentieth year . He is apparently mistaken ; for the mention of
He was however considered as the kinłman of Hampden , and was therefore
supposed by the courtiers not to favour them . When the parliament was called ,
in 1640 , it appeared that Waller ' s political character had not been mistaken .
Cromwel was very desirous , as appears from his conversation , related by
Whitlock , of adding the title to the power of monarchy , and is supposed to have
been with - held from it paitly by fear of the army , and partly by fear of the laws ,
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The Lives of the English Poets: And a Criticsm of Their works stands out as one of the earliest types of antogies. it is highyly probable that this book became a model for us, anthology writers, to produce a certain kind of anthologies including biography and works of certain authors. therefore, this book is very important in terms of its pioneer position in these kinds of analytical books